Expdp Segmentation Fault (Core Dumped) for more than 14 Schemas
Last updated on NOVEMBER 28, 2016
Applies to:Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 188.8.131.52 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 30-May-2013***
Expdp fails with Segmentation Fault (core dump), if trying to export more than 14 Schemas like below:
expdp userid=system directory=data_pump_dir dumpfile=test_dump.dmp logfile=test_dump.log schemas= finixr, finixm, finixd, finixds, csmswt, csmswd, csmswg, csmswr, analysisd, analysist, mnsubtab, hecmd, seamd, subpr, scott, webdba
Export: Release 184.108.40.206.0 - Production on Mon Nov 14 20:42:44 2011
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Segmentation Fault (core dumped)
If the last three schema names are removed, the export works fine.
Extracting the stack trace from the core dump with adb, we get:
core file = core -- program ``/oracle/prod/11.2/db1/bin/expdp'' on platform i86pc
SIGSEGV: Segmentation Fault
libc.so.1`sigacthandler+0xee(b, fffffd7fffdf7a10, fffffd7fffdf76b0)
The relevant functions of the call stack seem to be:
Most of the call stack above that is Oracle generic code for catching the segmentation fault signal and trying to handle that cleanly, i.e.:
Settings for swap and ulimit were checked, but nothing relevant was found.
The alert.log shows no entry referring to the issue.
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